Jubilate! A Concert of Sacred Music

March 19–20, 2022

The annual concert of sacred vocal music features time honored favorites from different cultures, faiths and periods. AVA’s Resident Artists perform a selection of sacred music with Master Vocal Coach David Antony Lofton leading the AVA Opera Orchestra.

Performance Dates:

  • March 19, 2022 at The Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr at 7:30 PM
  • March 20, 2022 at The Church of the Holy Trinity in Rittenhouse Square at 7:00 PM


AVA is joining performing arts organizations across the nation in requiring that our visitors and audience members provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend all indoor public performances and events at AVA. Proof of negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted. Further, AVA will adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Church of the Holy Trinity for the March 20th performance regarding proof of vaccination and booster as well as masks to be worn while at the church, including the duration of the performance. This policy is subject to change based upon guidance from the Church of the Holy Trinity, Church of the Redeemer, the CDC and local health authorities.


Jubilate! 2022 Program:

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)

“Why Does the God of Israel Sleep?” from Samson, HWV 57

Sahel Salam, tenor


George Frideric Handel

“Total eclipse” from Samson

Luke Norvell, tenor


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

“Fra l’oscure ombre funeste” from Davidde penitente, K. 469

Aubry Ballarò, soprano


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Et incarnatus est” from Große Messe in c-Moll, K. 427/417a

Ethel Trujillo, soprano


Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)

“Cujus animam” (Verses 2-4) from Stabat Mater

Angel Gómez, tenor


Gioachino Rossini

“Pro peccatis” (Verses 7-8) from Stabat Mater

Eric Delagrange, bass


Gioachino Rossini

“Quis est homo” (Verses 5-6) from Stabat Mater

Renée Richardson, soprano | Monique Galvaõ, mezzo-soprano


Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)

“Gratias agimus tibi” from Messa a quattro voci (Messa di Gloria), SC 6

Zachary Rioux, tenor




Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

Psalm 137, S. 17

Chelsea Laggan, mezzo-soprano | SSAA Chorus


Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)

“Gott, sei mir gnädig” from Paulus, Op. 36

Benjamin Dickerson, baritone


Felix Mendelssohn

“Hear ye, Israel!” from Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A 25

Emily Margevich, soprano


Felix Mendelssohn

“It is enough” from Elijah

Kevin Godinez, baritone


David W. Guion (1892 – 1981)

“I Talked to God Last Night”

Renée Richardson, soprano


Charles Gounod (1818 – 1893)

Repentir (“O Divin Rédempteur”)

Yihan Duan, soprano


George Frideric Handel

“The Lord is a Man of War” from Israel in Egypt, HWV 54

Griffin Tracey, bass | Peter Barber, bass


The AVA Orchestra is generously sponsored by the David A. and Helen P. Horn Charitable Trust